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About the Gallery

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We encourage you to think of York College of The City University of New York as a kind of public art gallery. The sheer number of works on display across the campus, many produced by world-renowned artists, almost demand that the College be seen in this way.

Unforgotten Masterpieces, York College's online gallery of public art, enables York College to join a number of her sister schools in displaying the treasure trove of art on campus in an electronic format.

With Unforgotten Masterpieces, York's virtual art gallery joins Baruch College's Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Bronx Community College's Hall of Fame, Hostos Community College's Hostos Art Gallery, Kingsborough Community College's Art Gallery, Lehman College's Public Art in the Bronx, and Queensborough Community College's QCC Art Gallery in providing significant access to online art resources.

Unforgotten Masterpieces is the product of countless hours of work by students in two different courses. Begining in 2002, in a course on African-American Art, Professor Margaret Vendryes and her students began an effort to catalog the art at York College of The City University of New York. In that course, students researched and cataloged eleven works of art.

Six years later, Professor Michael J. Cripps and his students picked up where Professor Vendryes' class left off. In a course entitled Writing for Electronic Media, Professor Cripps and his students moved Professor Vendryes' students work to the web. In the process, the seventeen students in the course added to the number of pieces in the catalog, in addition to expanding the material within each work of art.

by Michael J. Cripps, Ph.D.

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This project was completed in Spring 2008 by students in English 384, Writing for Electronic Media.